[al-kuh-haw-leyt, -ho-; al-kuh-haw-lit, -hol-it]
noun Chemistry.
any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined alcohol, as chloral alcoholate, C 4 Cl 3 H 7 O 2 .

1860–65; alcohol + -ate2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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